The goal of the King Arts Complex’s three-day Kwanzaa Winter Youth Academy is to teach kids about the holiday through art. And so on Wednesday, the first day of the week-long African-American holiday, that’s precisely what about a dozen children from 5 to 13 years old were doing.
About a dozen children took part in the Kwanzaa Winter Youth Academy on Thursday at the King Arts Complex. Organizers said the day camp for children ages five to 13 runs from December 26-28 and January 2-4. The holiday of Kwanzaa lasts for seven days in total, and each day, children at the camp are […]
Do you love your visiting relatives but, after 24 hours, enough is enough and if they won’t leave, you will? The arts community in Columbus gives friends, foes and family many opportunities to escape into holiday beauty, passion, drama and fun.
An annual Ohio art show will once again highlight black history and culture through several artistic mediums. The fifth annual Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms exhibit opens Saturday at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.
Chief Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr., U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley and Alex Shumate to be honored at the King Arts Complex In 1940s Birmingham, Alabama, Center Street represented the color line. African-American families lived on one side of the street, while their white counterparts owned homes on the other. But when African-Americans began […]
Central Ohio’s celebration of the Harlem Renaissance continues this fall and into early next year, as the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus Museum of Art, CAPA, and other arts organizations
Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander recently embarked on a month-long tour in celebration of the release of Rebound, prequel to his 2014 novel-in-verse, The Crossover. Alexander traveled to bookstores and libraries across the country aboard a bus featuring artwork from the new book cover. The author also visited schools and surprised students and teachers by picking them up […]
Group exhibition features artists inspired and given opportunities by “Black Panther” Bryan Moss hadn’t realized it at the time, but every time he went to see “Black Panther” in the theater, he was with white males. “It’s funny to think about now, but then you realize that, with the crowds who were seeing it and […]
The King Arts Complex continues to remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 4, 1968, Reverend King was shot and killed, on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, at 6:01 CDT. At 7:01 EST, on Wednesday, an audience of more than 300 people held […]
Today marks 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., signifying a dark and senseless moment in the nation’s history. Many who are living today remember where they were and what they felt when they learned of his death. Millions of people around the world are expected to commemorate King’s life with peaceful […]